HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


People in Shelter after Atami Mudslide to Get Vaccinated

People in Shelter after Atami Mudslide to Get Vaccinated

   Atami, Shizuoka Pref., July 19 (Jiji Press)--COVID-19 vaccinations will begin Monday for people who are taking shelter at a hotel in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, after the violent mudslide that occurred in the central Japan city earlier this month, with an aim to prevent group infections.
   The Shizuoka prefectural government and the Atami municipal government decided to inoculate the evacuees on a priority basis as they are unlikely to be able to return home anytime soon.
   The evacuees, excluding those aged under 12 and those who have already been vaccinated, can receive vaccinations Monday or Tuesday at Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital in the city of Izunokuni in Shizuoka. Some 50-60 people can get vaccinated per day.
   The prefectural government has arranged a chartered bus service for transporting those willing to receive inoculations from the hotel to the hospital.
   Around 470 people are taking shelter at the hotel, according to the prefectural government.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Japan Planning to Declare COVID-19 State of Emergency for Tokyo-Area Prefectures
ECONOMY
Uruma Becomes President of Mitsubishi Electric, Mired in Inspection Scandal
SPORTS
Tokyo Olympics: Japan Earns 4-3 Walk-Off Win over Dominican Republic in Baseball
OTHER
Tokyo's Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 3,000 for 1st Time; Japan's Total above 9,000

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos